The day I left Wilder Valley, I swore I’d never return. My dreams were too big for this small town, and I was determined to make it in LA, even if that meant leaving behind the man I loved.
Now I’m back, broken-hearted and publicly humiliated after a colossal breakup live-streamed to the masses. I have no career or money to show for my twenty-three years away. If I could hide out anywhere else on the planet, I would.
Instead, I resort to taking the only job in town. A nanny gig for my high school sweetheart.
Life didn’t go as planned for him either.
Ryan Wilder might be running his family ranch and looking like a tall glass of water while doing it, but he’s also drowning in responsibility, raising three children on his own, and dealing with the challenges of caring for his aging father.
We strike up a deal to help each other out. He offers me a place to stay along with a steady paycheck. In exchange I keep his teenagers out of trouble while figuring out my next step. Everything is perfect until those pesky little feelings from our youth come roaring back.
This time is different, though. We’ve experienced life and we know what we want. At least, I thought I did. All the dreams I had for myself existed outside of this town, but the more time I spend with Ryan and his family, the more I question everything. Including my wild heart.
Wild Hearts is a second chance, small town romance between a single dad in his forties and the one who got away. It's the first book in the Wilder Valley series and can be read as a standalone.
Sarah Baker was the first girl I ever loved. It didn’t matter that we were high school sweethearts, our bond was unbreakable. Or so I thought.
I enlisted in the military to make a life for us and she promised to wait. Only, she crushed my heart, along with our dreams, when she married someone else.
Every inch of Wilder Valley is etched with memories of her, so I stay away, building a career for more than two decades.
But I can’t stay away forever.
When I return home, nothing is the way I expect it to be. My family has changed, but most surprising is discovering that Sarah is back too.
Separated from her husband, she’s raising her two teenage boys, living with her parents, and waiting tables at the diner.
Curiosity draws me to her, but that’s not what makes me stay. From the moment our eyes meet, the feelings I’d long forgotten come rushing back.
I’ve never loved anyone the way I’ve loved her. Maybe fate has brought us together again for a reason. Maybe finding each other too young was our only mistake. Maybe this is our second chance.
Wild Mistake is a second chance, small town, single parent romance featuring a retired Army Ranger who reconnects with his ex-fiancée in their hometown. This book can be read as a standalone or start with Ryan and Val's story in Wild Hearts.
Wild Mistake will be available in print in both the main and special edition covers.